Re: Best practices for replacing UTF-8 overlongs

From: Martin J. Dürst <>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:19:43 +0900

On 2016/12/20 11:35, Tex Texin wrote:
> Shawn,
> Ok, but that begs the questions of what to do...
> "All bets are off" is not instructive.

Well, it may be instructive in that its difficult to get software to
decide what happened. A human may be in a better position to analyze the
error and the cause(s) of the error, and to fix these.

> How software behaves in the face of invalid bytes, what it does with them, what it does about them, and how it continues (or not) still needs to be determined.

Yes, but that will depend on circumstances. In a safety-critical
application, you'll want to do something different than if you are
sending the text to a printer just to have a look at it.

Regards, Martin.
Received on Mon Dec 19 2016 - 21:20:37 CST

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